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Bride and Groom 3

By STEVELIN
thanks to all who have commented and left some really good advice and critiques on my last few uploads, iv tried to use all the good advice iv received over the last couple of days and this is my final shot in this series. thanks again for taking time to comment .
as before used a layer and adjusted highlight to retrieve the detail in the dress, used the dodge tool to soften the skin tones.
steve

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banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3346 Canada
5 Nov 2012 9:45PM
Perfect. Youve taken suggestions on board, used them, and produced a very good shot.


Well done,


Willie

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STEVELIN 7 161 3 Ireland
5 Nov 2012 10:24PM
thanks willie.
steve
Focus_Man 5 481 631 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 9:10AM
I would still prefer to see more contact and togetherness from the couple. Obviously the lack of it is because direction is being given by the official guy. ie. One arm round the bride and flowers held by the bride further to our right and therefore more central in the pic. and with the groom with hands out of pockets in closer order.

One more obvious feature, the bride is on the incorrect side of the groom. As the bride walks down the aisle with her father (or whoever is giving her away) she is on his right arm. She arrives at the left arm of the groom and that position remains throughout the service and for the sake of officialdom (at least in my day) remains so throughout all the remainder of the photographs.

Exposure is better here and when you start to do your own wedding pictures, if you do of course, you will be well placed to arrange your own pictures instead of having to put up with arrangements made by others.

Well done though.
iancrowson Plus
5 211 142 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 11:30AM
I think this is a lovely photo. The detail on the dress is very good, they are smiling and looking happy, a great shot to remember their special day.
Ian
Sooty_1 Plus
5 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 12:22PM
It's hard to judge, but on my iPad, it still looks dark. I haven't commented on your previous submissions, but to me, the grooms suit blends with the dark background, and the impact of the brides red hair is lost. To me, it could bear more exposure in post processing. There is plenty of detail left in the dress to work with.

Minor points for all the shots...the couple need to be closer and actually look like they bond. Here they could be two mates standing together. Get the grooms hands out of his pockets and round the bride. Get them to face each other unless you are after a particular look. Arrange the dress so it flows onto the ground, rather than being scrunched up at the bottom. Move away from a background like this because 1. It lessens the green cast caused by the foliage. 2. It looks less sharp and doesn't attract attention. Look out for untidiness, like the brides hair and random bright items around the frame, and get the corsage in the middle.

Lots of tiny tweaks, but they all make a difference on once-only occasions.

Nick
STEVELIN 7 161 3 Ireland
6 Nov 2012 7:24PM
thanks all for the feedback.
steve
paulbroad 8 108 986 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:48PM
You have worked on the dress and done a great job of retaining detail but lost all detail in the grooms suite and some shadow areas. You have done the right thing. Get the brighter areas right, then lighten the shadows later. A bit of work with the dodge tool would lift this from nice to excellent.

Paul
STEVELIN 7 161 3 Ireland
7 Nov 2012 10:15PM
thanks paul i will have a go with the dodge tool i see what you mean
steve.
STEVELIN 7 161 3 Ireland
7 Nov 2012 10:33PM
uploaded v2 thanks paul
steve

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